"The cry for survival comes from the planet itself"

“The cry for survival comes from the planet itself.” – President Joe Biden, 20th January 2021

The news this week of America’s return to the Paris Climate Change Agreement brings a welcome reversal to the blatant ignorance of the Trump era.

Joe Biden said in his inauguration speech this week, ‘The cry for survival comes from the planet itself.’ These are profound words indeed, and they are ones for us all to heed.

The scientific evidence behind global warming is unquestionable. The Earth’s surface temperature is rising, glaciers are receding and ever more extreme weather events are being unleashed at all latitudes.

What is questionable is whether humans are solely responsible for the changes or are simply experiencing a naturally occurring cycle in our climate. The debate on this could rage forever, with the true answer never being known. It might also never be known until it is too late, and this is the nub of the issue.

Our scientific community has provided a myriad of data supporting carbon emission reduction as central to slowing the rise in surface temperatures, regardless of the political debate.

It is incumbent upon each of us to reduce our carbon footprints, and we need to do so while continuing to discuss climate change.

Here at Boston Renewables, we aim to make the transition to a low-carbon economy as painless as possible. Talk to us about how we can help you on your journey to net zero.

Read more about what the Biden administration’s climate intentions are here.